O God, we seek your forgiveness for the numerous
injustices around us,
for our inability to create a world of equality.
We pray for a deepening of our commitment to
for the ability to reflect on the many ways in which
we offend people of other creeds, of the opposite sex,
of other nations.
Above all we ask for the courage to stand up as
witness-bearers for justice,
though this may be against ourselves.

Unknown in Prayers for Hope and Comfort: Reflections, Meditations, and Inspirations by Maggie Oman Shannon